Favorite Images From 2016
What a great year 2016 has been! I got to do a lot of exploring this past year. I discovered some amazing new places and was also able to return to some of my favorite spots. Some of my favorite memories from this year were:
-Exploring Shenandoah National Park which included hiking through shin deep snow in the dark to watch the sunrise from Bearfence Mountain, hiking with my boys to six different waterfalls, and watching some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I have ever seen.
Doyles River Falls, Shenandoah National Park
Cedar Run Falls, Shenandoah National Park
-Experiencing an amazing sunset from Raven’s Roost along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Sunset from Ravens Roost, Blue Ridge Parkway
-Watching the Milky Way travel over Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks
-Exploring Lighthouses in Rhode Island
Sunset at Castle Rock Light, Rhode Island
-Backpacking with friends in the Adirondack Mountains and summating the two tallest mountains in New York
Mount Marcy, Adirondack Mountains
-Camping with my parents (who came to visit from California) in Black River Falls State Park and enjoyed seeing all of the amazing fall colors
Sunset at Lindy Point, Blackwater Falls State Park
Sunrise at Table Rock, Canaan Valley Back Country
-Hiking along the mighty Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
Sunset above the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah River State Park
Sunrise at the Great Falls, Great Falls National Park
This past year, I got to explore with old friends and new friends, spent lots of time hiking and camping with my two boys, and watched them grow up loving being in the outdoors and exploring new locations with me. If 2017 is only half as much fun as this past year, it’s going to be a very good year.
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